The Sun's departure from your career sector on Wednesday is an ordinary event that happens at the same time every year, taking the solar spotlight off your career and professional situation, matters and options. This is never the end of the story but it is the story that continues after that Sun leaves that is radically different from recent years and that is what makes this so exciting. For the last three years, the Sun has left behind Saturn, but his departure in December has just brought a three year professional boot camp to a close. Instead, the Sun leaves behind Venus who didn't visit your career sector at all in 2020 and is ready to make up for lost time. However, what makes this even more exciting is that the Sun will leave just as Mars and Uranus align in your income sector. What makes this significant is that this is the moment that Venus takes the wheel and gets serious about fuelling your professional confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction.
Because the Moon only just left your career sector over the weekend, its first visit for the year allows you to begin the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. This was also the Moon's first visit since Jupiter and Saturn's return just before Christmas and since Mercury's return a week earlier, giving you your first read on the planets that will not only define this professional year but for years to come. Saturn is here now until 2023 while Jupiter will spend the first and the last five months of 2021 here, together revealing what's possible while giving you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. It is the Sun's return on Wednesday that will turn the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options. While the Sun returns at the same time every year and is therefore an ordinary event, the conditions he finds are anything but.
Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector is always an advantage, allowing you to begin the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. Even though the Moon will leave on Monday, starting the week with this advantage was always going to benefit the rest of the week and especially as this is the first visit for the year. However, what makes the timing auspicious is that it means your professional instincts will be sharp as an alignment between dreamy Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres allows you to take a deep dive into your professional dreams, needs and priorities. This is an alignment that has been nine months in the making and aligned from Tuesday to Friday, this is a window into preparations for both the Sun's return next month and lucky Jupiter's return in May. This is a chance to establish the 'what' and the 'why', with time to figure out the 'when, where and how' later.
While this is a fairly quiet week professionally it is likely to be a revealing one. It is the Moon's return to your career sector on Monday that begins both its first visit for the year and the first since Mars left 11 days earlier, bringing a valuable chance to regroup. This is also the Moon's first visit since Venus left your work sector nine days earlier and as it moves through it will connect with planets on both fronts. With Mars and Venus gone there is no longer any urgency on the job or career fronts and whether it is the dwarf planet Eris or the asteroid Juno, they are playing a long game and will keep the wheels turning all year. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination the Moon will bring a chance to check in and regroup, as you transition from getting things up to speed to staying on track. This is also a chance to reflect on where you have been and where to from here as you enter a more stable period.
The Sun's departure from your work sector on Wednesday might take the solar spotlight off work and job matters but this is far from the end of the story. If anything, it is just as the Sun leaves that an explosion of energy could trigger unexpected developments across the income, work and career fronts. With Venus, who never got to spend any time in your work sector in 2020 taking over from where the Sun leaves off, this was always going to see the planet of money steer things in a lucrative direction. However, this comes just as Mars and Uranus align in your career sector, something that is going to fire things up professionally and could even lead to an unexpected breakthrough. Like Venus, Mars was held back by a retrograde phase and didn't get to visit your career sector in 2020 either, with both looking for any opportunity to make up for lost time.
There are several important developments on the professional front this week but they all take place from midweek, giving you a chance to first make the most of the Sun's final days in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart. It is the Sun's return to your busy work sector on Wednesday that is the first of several events that will see the week become more professionally engaged, with a chance to first make a balance between work and play a priority. The Sun returns to your work sector at this time every year but as the solar spotlight turns onto your work situation and job matters it will be to reveal the massive potential already building. It is on Thursday and Friday that a friendly aspect between Mercury here and the North Node on the career front is the first step in aligning job and career matters. The next step will be the Moon's return to your career sector over the weekend.
While the Moon will leave your work sector on Monday, this would always have a positive impact on the rest of the week, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters from the get go. That would be the case in any week but especially as this is not just the Moon's first visit for the year but it will leave just a day before an alignment between dreamy Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres begins here on Tuesday. This is an alignment that has been nine months in the making. While Neptune and Ceres have been working as a team to update your dreams, needs and priorities on the job front since April this is their first and only alignment. They will remain aligned until Friday, with a chance to take a deep dive into your needs and priorities, especially when it comes to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. This is in preparation for the Sun and Venus' return next month and even bigger developments from May onwards.
The Moon returns for its first visit to your work sector for the year on Monday and it comes with perfect timing. As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters in the early part of the week, something that you will continue to benefit from, it comes just as the dynamics have changed. This is the Moon's first visit since Mars' departure 11 days earlier and a week on from the dwarf planet Eris' direct turn she is now the planet in charge. Mars' longest visit in 32 years has just ended and after seven months, the Moon will return to find that his constant need for action is gone and in its place is a more measured and steady hand at the wheel. Mars is the warrior planet of the cosmos and Eris the warrior princess but where he approaches things with hot headed enthusiasm, she favours cold headed determination. By the time the Moon leaves midweek you will have a read on the new, more sustained but less urgent pace.
The Moon returns for its first visit to your work sector for the year with what could be a mix of good and bad timing. Good timing because the Moon will return during the final hours of Mars and Uranus' alignment here on Wednesday and Thursday, giving you an intuitive read on what could be a game changing few days on the job front. On the other hand, Mars is a hot headed planet and Uranus can bring sudden and unexpected developments, especially when spurred on by the warrior planet of the cosmos. The Moon could trigger some strong emotional and passionate responses that will add to some heat of the moment impulsiveness. However, as all three align this the trigger to end all triggers and if there are going to be any breakthroughs on the job front, whether externally or from within, this will do it. By the weekend you have a better read on what this has inspired.
While the Moon won't return for its first visit to your work sector for the year until the weekend there is likely to be reason for confidence before then. This is thanks to a friendly aspect between Mercury in your income sector and the North Node in your work sector on Thursday and Friday. What makes this significant, apart from creating positive conditions while bringing a smart head for money and a sense of direction on the job front together is that it begins during the Sun's first full day in your income sector. This is not just the first of three positive aspects Mercury will make to the North Node but every planet already in your income sector and yet to return will make over the coming months. When the Moon returns to your work sector over the weekend, as well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters this will further cement a partnership with the planets on the income front.
While this is a quiet week on both sides of the professional fence this is an advantage. As well as giving you a chance to focus more on an alignment between Neptune and Ceres in your income sector and the chance this is giving you to update your income needs and priorities, this gives you time to let work and job matters play out. It is early next week that the Moon will not only return for its first visit to your work sector for the year but will come full circle from a Full Moon in the closing days of 2020. This is when the things triggered then and had a chance to settle and play out over the holiday period will come full circle as well, with the potential for unexpected developments on the job front next week. The more you can take a wait and see approach until then the better. This gives you time to update your income needs and priorities while you wait, ahead of lucrative developments next month.
Last week began with the Moon in your career sector, tying up loose ends after Venus had left the previous weekend and getting a read on the forces that will take it from here. A week on the Moon is doing a similar thing but from a different perspective. This time it is the Moon's return to your income sector on Monday, for both its first visit for the year and since Mars left 11 days earlier. Mars had left your income sector two days before Venus left your career sector but it was the forces they both left behind that the Moon will connect to in the first half of this week. Apart from aligning with Chiron and the dwarf planet Eris in your income sector, the Moon will form a friendly aspect to the asteroid Juno and on the South Node in your career sector on Monday and Tuesday. As well as giving you a read on the forces that will keep income and career matters on track this confirms an ongoing partnership between the two, confirming a sense of continuity.